Rooiberg Lodge nestles neatly between land and sky, offering views of both and adventures in between.

Rooiberg Lodge nestles neatly between land and sky, offering views of both and adventures in between. 

— NATURE DRIVES —

Our knowledgeable guieds would love to show you around the farm so why not book a drive, either early in the morning, or in the late afternoon. A variety of antelope, birds and even a giraffe or two can be spotted, while the natural vegetation is fascinating: centuries old ghwarrie trees; ancient “waboom” proteas; a spekboom forest and over 3000 indigenous succulent plant species.

Note the ruins of shepherd huts dotted in the veld. Spare a thought for these isolated folk of yesteryear who tended their sheep in blistering heat and torrential rain with not much in the way of food and home comforts, with perhaps weekly rations of bread, coffee and a little sugar.

— NATURE DRIVES —

Our knowledgeable staff would love to show you around the farm so why not book a drive, or try a self-drive, either early in the morning, or in the late afternoon. A range of buck, birds and even a giraffe or two can be spotted, while the natural vegetation is fascinating: centuries old ghwarrie trees; ancient “waboom” proteas; a spekboom forest and over 3000 indigenous succulent plant species.

Note the ruins of shepherd huts dotted in the veld. Spare a thought for these isolated folk of yesteryear who tended their sheep in blistering heat and torrential rain with not much in the way of food and home comforts, with perhaps weekly rations of bread, coffee and a little sugar.

— NATURE DRIVE —

Meet our guide at reception for a morning or an afternoon nature drive to explore what the Klien Karoo has to offer. With a coffee or drink stop along the way enjoying nature and the fresh air.

Booking essential (Depending on availability)

— MOUNTAINBIKE ROUTES —

Our Mountain Bike Trails are clearly signposted, so get togged up and enjoy the challenge! Again there is a range of routes of diverse profiles.

Download the maps of the routes & trails available: PDF or KMZ

— WALKS AND TRAILS —

There are unending kilometres of roads, tracks and paths, through beautiful lush vegetation with spectacular views.

Ask our staff for advice on which route to take.

— OLIVE TOUR & TASTING —

There is a walking trail around the olive grove, but a tour of the state-of-the-art olive processing plant is really something special.

The tour is followed by a tasting of both preserved olives and oil, while these are also for sale.

— STAR GAZING —

The Karoo night sky is legendary. Far from the interference of city lights and industrial pollution, the stars are at their brightest and most beautiful at night in this isolated slice of paradise.

Our guides will be on hand to tell you more about the constellations stretched out above you, as well as the myths and legends created by the indigenous ‘first peoples’.

Booking essential – weather & availability dependent.

— GIN TASTING —

There’s nothing better after a dusty day in the bush, than a tall, frosty gin & tonic served on our expansive deck.

The art of mixing the ultimate gin cocktail is almost a national sport these days. Join in and allow our trained mixologists to take you on a tasting journey through our local, award-winning gins combined with unusual indigenous botanicals and tantalising cordials.

Booking essential

— MEDITATION —

Being at Rooiberg Lodge is truly a tranquil, healing experience.

Participate in a guided meditation session where the peace and stillness of the Klein Karoo will envelop your senses bringing a heightened sense of awareness yet also an unprecedented sense of calm.

Booking essential.

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